GDP Center Hosts Book Talk on Mehrling’s “Money and Empire“

Kevin Gallagher sits in front of a GDP Center banner as Perry Mehrling emphatically addresses the crowd at his book talk.
Pardee School Professors Kevin Gallagher (left) and Perry Mehrling (right) discuss Mehrling’s latest book at a GDP Center-hosted book talk (Source: GDP Center)

On November 14, 2022, the Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center), an affiliated center of Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, hosted a book talk on Money and Empire: Charles P. Kindleberger and the Dollar Systemthe latest book by Pardee School Professor of International Political Economy Perry Mehrling

Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy and Director of the GDP Center, led the discussion with Mehrling on his book, Charles P. Kindleberger, and the global dollar system. The audience of students and scholars from BU and the surrounding area engaged the speakers in an in-depth Q&A session, and each was given a signed copy of Mehrling’s book at the conclusion of the event.

"Money and Empire" the latest book by Professor Perry Mehrling, rest atop a table at the Pardee School mezzanine.

Money and Empire, currently #1 on Amazon for macroeconomics books, is a biography of both Kindleberger and the dollar system. It is also the story of the development of ideas about how money works. It throws a revealing light on the underlying economic forces and political obstacles shaping our globalized world. For more on Mehrling’s latest book, read the Pardee School’s post on its publication. 

Perry Mehrling is a Professor of International Political Economy at the Pardee School and teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and international money. He is the author of The New Lombard Street: How the Fed became the dealer of last resort (Princeton 2011), Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (Wiley 2005), and The Money Interest and the Public Interest (Harvard 1997). For more about Professor Mehrling, visit his Pardee School faculty profile or his personal website

The GDP Center is a university-wide research center affiliated with the Pardee School of Global Studies. Founded in 2017, the center aims to advance financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability across the globe. Learn more on the GDP Center website.